Barb Levenson Dog Training Centers Pet Obedience Training

Barb Levenson Dog Training Centers

(412) 795-9642 www.barblevensondogtraining.com... »

140 Pennsylvania AvenueOakmont, PA 15139   map »

Business overview

Barb Levenson Dog Training Centers obedience classes have been helping Pittsburgh dog owners train their dogs for almost 30 years. Basic Dog Obedience, Puppy Kindergarten, Canine Good Citizenship (CGC) and Agility Classes develop positive canine relationships through Positive Reinforcement Training. No choke chains or harsh techniques are ever used in any dog or puppy obedience class. And owners receive personalized attention in all dog training classes.

Looking for dog obedience.. classes that teach you how to train your dog? Want to learn the easiest and kindest method to teach manners to your dog? It's time to move to Barb's Positive Reinforcement Training Method that is only available in our 12,ooo square foot state-of-the-arts dog training building conveniently located in Oakmont, PA

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Type of Pet

  • Dogs

Teaching Environment

  • Group Lessons
  • In-House Training
  • Private Lessons

Lessons

  • Agility
  • Behavioral Modification
  • Clicker Training
  • Competition
  • Housebreaking
  • Obedience
  • Tracking

Payments Accepted

  • American Express
  • Debit Card
  • Mastercard
  • Money Orders
  • Personal Checks
  • Visa

Languages Spoken

  • English

Reviews

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Meanest Woman Ever!, 11/09/2014

Barb Levenson is a very nasty, condescending and mean lady! Have never felt so belittled in my life. She will shame and intimidate you in class, tell you your healthy dog is overweight and that you... are a lazy owner. If a dog/owner does not get something right first time she will point you out in front of everyone and make you feel a complete idiot with no praises when you get something right. If you already have some handling skills you will not be allowed to use them and will need to start from scratch with her commands/signals which confuses a dog more. Dogs are not allowed to socialize, greet or even look at each other, if they do she says they are ready to attack, just because her dog got into a big fight recently and are both mean. There was absolutely nothing positive about the training, she didn’t learn the names of the people or the dogs or find out what owners hoped to achieve, or introduce herself to the dogs to put them at ease, even at the meet and greet. Telling owners to put their dog in ‘puppy management’ by pulling its head to the ground and standing on the leash does not teach anything but fear in your pup. The building is very hot in the summer months with loud fans drowning out instructions and freezing cold in the winter. Agility equipment is always left out so you have to find room among it, and the floor is covered in dog hair and moldy old treats. Check other numerous reviews online too before handing over any money!

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Completely Worthless, 9/12/2012

On paper Barb sounded excellent, and her ability to train her OWN dogs is very good. However... From the moment the training began, we were treated horribly. Everything from how much we cared about... our dog to our intellect was questioned for no reason than for what Barb called being "tough." In actuality she was rude and mean. The entire experience was traumatic to both us and our dog and we would NEVER recommend her to ANYONE.

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DavidWallis

Reviews: 1

Meanest Woman Ever!

Barb Levenson is a very nasty, condescending and mean lady! Have never felt so belittled in my life. She will shame and intimidate you in class, tell you your healthy dog is overweight and that you are a lazy owner. If a dog/owner does not get something right first time she will point you out in front of everyone and make you feel a complete idiot with no praises when you get something right. If you already have some handling skills you will not be allowed to use them and will need to start from scratch with her commands/signals which confuses a dog more. Dogs are not allowed to socialize, greet or even look at each other, if they do she says they are ready to attack, just because her dog got into a big fight recently and are both mean. There was absolutely nothing positive about the training, she didn’t learn the names of the people or the dogs or find out what owners hoped to achieve, or introduce herself to the dogs to put them at ease, even at the meet and greet. Telling owners to put their dog in ‘puppy management’ by pulling its head to the ground and standing on the leash does not teach anything but fear in your pup. The building is very hot in the summer months with loud fans drowning out instructions and freezing cold in the winter. Agility equipment is always left out so you have to find room among it, and the floor is covered in dog hair and moldy old treats. Check other numerous reviews online too before handing over any money!

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MyKidsHavePaws

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Completely Worthless

On paper Barb sounded excellent, and her ability to train her OWN dogs is very good. However... From the moment the training began, we were treated horribly. Everything from how much we cared about our dog to our intellect was questioned for no reason than for what Barb called being "tough." In actuality she was rude and mean. The entire experience was traumatic to both us and our dog and we would NEVER recommend her to ANYONE.

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Guest G.

Great Training

Barb has done wonders for our dog Jack. He absolutely loves going there!

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Guest G.

Great Learning! Recommended!

I have taken five dogs to Barb Levenson???s Dog Training Center over the course of the past ten to twelve years. Currently, I have two dogs taking cla...

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Aimee D.

Barb has taught me a ton!

I have taken my dog, a mutt, to Barb's facility and classes for a couple of years now. Originally, my dog hated other dogs, and was very difficult to...

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Guest G.

Very Bad Experience

I was enrolled in one of Barb Levenson???s dog training courses. Couldn???t wait for it to be over. This woman couldn???t train a dog to chase a ball. Sh...

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Guest G.

Women with too much time on their hands

There are women out there who have nothing better to do than spit their venom on the world. Anyone who wants to visit the training facility will see ...

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Guest G.

Barb

No other way to say it, Barb is an awful person, and after taking a class i believe her dogs do not like her either. They are only scared of her. Al...

replied on 04-13-2010

We are so sorry you were so upset from your experience. We feel very confident in our services at Barb Levenson Dog Training Centers. We have many frequent and repeat customers that are continuously happy with our training. Please contact us if you would like to give it another try or observe one of Barb's classes, we truly stand behind what we offer!

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Guest G.

Still awful

As I read through these reviews I see that Barb is up to her old tricks - behaving poorly and treating people and their pets worse. STAY AWAY FROM TH...

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Carol L.

Excellent

I have had multiple experiences with Barb, both private and with 2 dogs. I rate all very highly. Barb is very calm, only and I must strongly reitera...

replied on 04-13-2010

Carol, thank you for your kind words!

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Guest G.

Good news

I, personally, have had multiple experience with Barb, if one is invested in their dog and serious, you will be get what you sow. This has been a gr...

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Guest G.

cares about dogs

Good: Barb levenson' methods are effective and are so far resulting in a perfect puppy. Her primary concern is your dog, and that's the way it shoul...

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Guest G.

Lazy dog owners do not attend

I think alot of the negative reviews are from lazy dog owners. Barb requires you actually work with and train your dog daily. She will call you out if...

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An observation

I have attended classes at Barb Levenson Dog Training Center including Puppy Kindergarten, Basic, CGC, Rally Obedience and Agility. Thanks to Barb (an...

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Guest G.

Well worth it!

After adopting an adolescent dog from the shelter on a decision based purely on emotion, I realized immediately I was over my head. Family & friends f...

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